Phoenix is an outer space-themed, fixed shooter similar to Taito's Space Invaders. It was developed by Amstar Electronics (which was located in Phoenix, Arizona) in 1980, and released by Centuri in the United States and by Taito in Japan. The Phoenix mothership is one of the first video arcade game bosses to be presented as a separate challenge. This was before the term boss was coined. The player controls a spaceship that moves horizontally at the bottom of the screen, firing upward. Enemies,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Volfied (ヴォルフィード Vorufīdo) is an arcade game designed by Fukio Mitsuji and released by Taito in 1989. It is a successor to Qix, with extra features and a futuristic science fiction aesthetic, rather than Qix 's abstract geometry style; the player pilots a small spaceship named "Monotros" instead of a simple dot, and the enemies come in the form of various aliens. Taking place in another galaxy, a space pilot is returning to his home world of Volfied, only to...
Gun Force II (US) by Irem (1994) Developed by Irem Corp. Released Sep, 1994 Platform Arcade Published by Irem America Corp. Perspective Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Platform, Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Gun Force II is a 2D side-scrolling science fiction themed run and gun game and sequel to GunForce . The game plays very similar to the later game Metal Slug . The player controls a special soldier with two heavy guns that can jump an climb...
Phozon (フォゾン Fozon) is an arcade game that was released by Namco in 1983 only in Japan. It is based on the science of Chemistry, and was the first of only two games from the company to run on three Motorola M6809 microprocessors instead of just two. It was also the first game from the company that had been confined to Japan since Kaitei Takara Sagashi in 1980. The player must take control of the Chemic, a small black atom with red spikes which must adhere itself to passing Moleks (which... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Ultraman (Japan) by Banpresto - Bandai (1991) Developed by BEC Co., Ltd. Released 1991 Also For Genesis, SNES Published by Banpresto Co., Ltd. Misc Licensed Perspective Side view Genre Action Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Gameplay Fighting Description In the future, Earth must protect itself from alien invaders, a task handled by the Science Special Search Party. However, they are not alone in this endeavor. After crashing his ship on Earth while in pursuit of the evil alien Bemular, the...
The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.
Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.
The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.
Many games have a "boot-up" sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience. Please report any issues to the Internet Arcade Operator, Jason Scott.
If you are encountering issues with control, sound, or other technical problems, read this entry of some common solutions.
Also, Armchair Arcade (a video game review site) has written an excellent guide to playing on the Internet Arcade as well.
Below are a suggested collection of games that run at proper speed in a powerful browser. (Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)
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